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Audi RS6 claims ice record over Bentley

Wed, 09 Mar 2011

Four rings apparently conquers a Continental.

A company called Nokian Tyres claimed a new world record of speed on ice when an Audi RS6 ran to 206.05 mph on March 6 in Finland.

That betters Bentley's recent record of 205.48 mph just set in February by four-time World Rally champion Juha Kankkunen in a Supersports convertible.

Nokian says its record was set in freezing conditions on an 8.7-mile track with the Audi wearing the company's tires.

The company says it's an ice expert of sorts and maintains a testing facility 186 miles north of the Arctic Circle. It developed its first winter tire for subzero conditions in 1934.

By Greg Migliore